The Best Episodes of Expedition Unknown
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2019
Expedition Unknown chronicles the adventures of Josh Gates as he investigates iconic mysteries across the globe. Gates begins by interviewing key eyewitnesses and uncovering recent developments in the story, then springboards into a fully immersive exploration. This authentic, roughshod adventure leads Gates closer to the truth behind these unanswered global enigmas, such as the disappearance of Amelia Earhart’s plane. Josh Gates is an adventurer and avid explorer with a unique brand of humor and passion for off-the-map excursions.
#1 - Secrets of Christopher Columbus Unearthed
Season 5 - Episode 8
Josh visits Portugal and Haiti to discover whether Christopher Columbus was history's greatest hero or villain. Josh travels from the Dominican Republic to Spain in an attempt to solve the mystery of where the bones of Christopher Columbus are buried.
#2 - Further Off the Rails
Season 3 - Episode 90
Hours of footage are filmed for every episode of Expedition Unknown and some truly wild and zany moments end up on the cutting room floor. Now, Josh Gates compiles the best unseen footage, expanded scenes and never-before-televised moments from his season two adventures into one off-the-rails special.
#3 - Solved: Mystery of the Lost Ruby Slippers
Season 5 - Episode 9
In an extended episode with new footage, Profiles in History CEO Joe Maddalena and Josh Gates assist in the recovery of stolen ruby slippers from the movie, "The Wizard of Oz." Investigators have been searching for them ever since they were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in 2005.
#4 - Search for the Afterlife: Heaven and Hell and Beyond
Season 6 - Episode 1
Seeking evidence of the afterlife, Josh Gates enters an ancient Roman "Gate to Hell" that still claims victims. In New York, a medical doctor shows how consciousness survives death. In California, a medium shocks Josh with a message from beyond.
#6 - Great Women of Ancient Egypt
Season 4 - Episode 7
Josh Gates strives to uncover the buried secrets of three of the most powerful and elusive women in ancient Egypt -- Hatshepsut, Nefertiti and Cleopatra; a facial reconstruction project is commissioned to reveal the face of King Tut's mother.
#7 - Search for the Afterlife: Crossing Over the Edge
Season 6 - Episode 4
A shaman in the Amazon takes Josh on an ayahuasca trip to the brink of the Afterlife. A team of investigators lead Josh into one of the world's most haunted places.
#8 - Pyramid of Legends aka Legend of the Snake King (1)
Season 5 - Episode 1
Archaeologist Dr. Richard Hansen joins Josh and his team to venture deep into the Guatemalan rainforest to find the hidden tombs of the mysterious Snake Kings in the ancient Mayan city of El Mirador.
#9 - Lost City of El Mirador aka Legend of the Snake King (2)
Season 5 - Episode 2
Josh concludes his investigation into the mysterious Maya city of El Mirador, from the possible burial of the elusive Snake Kings to uncovering the secrets behind the fall of one of history's greatest ancient cities.
#10 - Search for the Afterlife: Death and Beyond
Season 6 - Episode 2
Josh talks with Dr. Deepak Chopra about reincarnation, explores a path to Islamic paradise, and faces a man possessed by an evil spirit.
#13 - Lost Spanish Fortune, Found!
Season 3 - Episode 17
Josh Gates travels the coast of Florida and to the newly opened country of Cuba in search of sunken treasure from a fleet of Spanish ships sunk in 1715. The hunt takes him deep into the Atlantic and into the previously sealed National Archives of Cuba.
#14 - Raw & Unfiltered
Season 2 - Episode 6
Josh answers questions from viewers, reveals new developments in intriguing unfinished investigations, and pulls back the curtain to reveal what really happens behind the scenes in this special episode of Expedition Unknown.
#15 - Viking Secrets
Season 4 - Episode 1
From Denmark and Iceland to the United States and Canada, Josh Gates treads into Viking territory in an effort to unlock answers to their most enduring secrets, including how they attained and sustained their power and how far they really traveled.
#16 - The Secret
Season 4 - Episode 4
Josh travels all over the US to find the treasures featured in The Secret, a cryptic book published in the 1980s. He meets with members of the book's cult following, who each think they're on the verge of finding one of the 10 remaining treasures.
#17 - Search for the Afterlife: Edge of Existence
Season 6 - Episode 3
From ancient tombs to the latest bio-technology, humans have always been obsessed with cheating death.Josh visits a tribe in Indonesia where people live with mummies, and a cryonics lab in Russia at the cutting edge of freezing humans for the future.
#18 - Vikings In America
Season 4 - Episode 2
Josh traces the Vikings' westward expansion from the volcanic landscape of Iceland to a mysterious settlement in Greenland; he aims to find out if the Vikings landed in the United States more than 500 years before any other Europeans.
#19 - India's Atlantis
Season 3 - Episode 16
Josh Gates travels to India in search of Dwarka, a mythical kingdom swallowed by the ocean. To find find evidence that the golden city is real, Josh dives into the Arabian Sea and visits a dig site that could rewrite history.
#20 - Greatest Treasure Hunts
Season 3 - Episode 95
Every episode of Expedition Unknown is a quest for discovery, an opportunity for extraordinary adventures and maybe, just maybe, a chance to find a fortune. In this one-hour special, Josh Gates counts down his 10 greatest treasure hunts and shares expanded scenes from his wildest expeditions.
#21 - More Extreme Adventures
Season 3 - Episode 94
Josh Gates counts down his top ten most exhilarating investigations, including interviews with crew members and behind-the-scenes moments from the most thrilling, most frightening and most fun exploits during season three of Expedition Unknown.
#22 - Global Game Show: Greek Odyssey
Season 3 - Episode 93
Josh Gates plays his hilarious traveling trivia game in Greece. This special episode features behind the scenes extras, expanded scenes and highlights from his investigation into the lost civilization of the Minoans.
#23 - Global Game Show: Without Borders
Season 3 - Episode 92
Josh takes a turn as a game show host in "Global Game Show: Without Borders." He quizzes fellow travelers as he explores the globe and shares behind-the-scenes extras from some of his most recent adventures.
#24 - Lost Gold of Jean Lafitte
Season 5 - Episode 4
Josh ventures to the American south to uncover the mystery of real-life buccaneer Jean Laffite and the location of his hidden treasure.